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Official: FC Dallas loan Thomas Roberts to Austrian club

Thomas Roberts FC Dallas

UPDATE (July 13): FC Dallas has loaned midfielder Thomas Roberts to Austrian side SK Austria Klagenfurt until May 2022, the club announced Tuesday. Dallas also extended Roberts' contract with a club option for the 2023 season.

Klagenfurt won promotion from the Austrian second tier last season and embark on the Austrian Bundesliga this year. They were in the third tier as recently as 2017-18.

ORIGINAL (July 6): Yet another FC Dallas academy product has been linked with a move abroad.

The latest is midfielder Thomas Roberts who, according to Buzz Carrick of 3rd Degree, is set to join Austria Klagenfurt on a one-year loan. They were promoted to the Austrian Bundesliga for the 2021-2022 season, which kicks off later this month.

Roberts, 20, has made six MLS appearances (three starts) during the 2019 season, but hasn't appeared in a match since. He has received regular playing time with North Texas SC, Dallas's USL League One affiliate. He was in the starting XI in the 2019 USL League One final, which North Texas won.

After the 2020 season, Roberts went on trial in Scotland with Hibernian. He also was a part of the FC Dallas group to train with Bayern Munich this winter.

The midfielder has been a regular with various U.S. youth national teams, including being called into the most recent United States Under-20 camp in January, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.